Dangerous Children master the use and maintenance of a wide range of modern and primitive weapons, generally before puberty. But they also learn to design and build many of their own weapons, sometimes including firearms. With the rapid development of 3-D printed guns, a new method of weapons design and manufacture is gaining a following both within and outside of The Dangerous Child community.
There are many other ways of making firearms than using 3-D printing, of course.
While guns produced by the process of 3-D printing have drawn the most interest of late, it is likely that for the near future, homemade firearms produced through lower tech, more traditional methods will make a great deal more difference in any efforts by we the people to acquire effective firepower–and acquire it anonymously–in defiance of government decrees. Perhaps the most important of those lower tech methods is the perfectly legal commerce in “80% complete” receivers (generally for AR-15 type rifles)–which, unlike “complete” receivers, are not legally considered to be “guns,” and can thus be sold without any legal hoops like vendor licenses, serial numbers, and background checks–that the buyer then finishes into a complete and functioning firearm. _ http://www.examiner.com/article/gun-ban-zealots-increasingly-panicked-over-80-complete-firearm-receivers
YouTube has many videos detailing how to assemble fully functional firearms using incomplete receivers.
Other methods of building one’s own firearm involve the use of a machine shop. Computer-controlled mills allow the shaping of a number of crucial firearms components for many different types of weapons. Lathes and other metal fabrication machines are also useful. Home firearm manufacturing is a vibrant and prosperous cottage industry in Muslim countries such as Pakistan, using relatively primitive metal fabrication methods.
The point is, one can build one’s own firearms with or without ultra-modern 3-D printers or computer controlled mills and lathes. The more onerous governments become in trying to enforce gun prohibitions against a free-thinking public, the more widespread these “illicit” methods of gun-making will grow.
And really, who needs to make their own guns when they can get corrections officers and high school cooks to conduct “straw man purchases” and then forward the weapons to gang members? There are all kinds of ways to bypass local bans against firearms possession, and your local gang-banging franchise probably uses several of them.
Unlike your local gang-bangers, Dangerous Children are not interested in robbing liquor stores, doing drive-by shootings, or committing random acts of violence and mayhem. Dangerous Children are only interested in firearms (and other weapons) for the sake of defending themselves, their loved ones, their resilient communities, and their valuables.
The US Constitution guarantees US citizens the right to bear arms, as part of a civilian militia entirely separate from formal government.
The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common-law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. Sir William Blackstone described this right as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state. __ US Second Amendment to Constitution Wikipedia
In order to protect against oppression by rogue elements within the government, individuals should have access to the same type of firearms used by police, national guard, and combat infantry soldiers/marines, if the spirit of the above interpretation is followed.
With the evolution of 3-D printing and computer controlled firearms-manufacture, the home and community manufacture of sophisticated firearms is made practical and reasonably affordable. While not all Dangerous Children will specialise in weapons design and manufacture, they will all be well-practised in the use and maintenance of a wide range of weaponry. And within every R & D (resilient & dangerous) community, at least one cottage industry will be devoted to firearms design, manufacture, and modification.
It is never too late to have a dangerous childhood.